- Minh Phu – Hau Giang Seafood Joint Stock Company (Vietnam), a company that is has been listed on Import Alert 16-124 (“Detention Without Physical Examination of Aquaculture Seafood Products Due to Unapproved Drugs”) since January 23, 2019 for ciprofloxacin in its shrimp shipments, had five entry lines refused for shrimp contaminated with veterinary drug residues by the Division of West Coast Imports on March 19, 2019.
For the month of March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 5 out of the 171 (2.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. In addition, the FDA reported refusing an entry line of shrimp from Vietnam because of the presence of pesticides, as well as six entry lines of shrimp […]
Tarpon Springs, FL—The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) applauds increased Congressional actions to address the problem of imported farm-raised shrimp that are contaminated with illegal antibiotics and chemicals. The legislative attention follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) import alert regarding adulterated seafood products and public scrutiny of the FDA’s ability to inspect 1% of food imports. “Legislation to strengthen seafood […]